Sadie Burt Crocker

September 8th, 1925March 10th, 2018

Sadie Crocker (née Burt) died peacefully in her home on Saturday, March 10th with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. She was 92.

Sadie was born in 1925 in rural Mississippi to Monroe and Alice Burt. She played basketball for Crystal Springs High School and later worked with her twin sister, Radie in Jackson, Mississippi. She met Oliver Crocker on a blind date and they were married in 1947. Together they traveled through many parts of the South, with Sadie working as a seamstress. Sadie was a dedicated homemaker, and they welcomed their only child, David, in 1954.

In 1991, Sadie and Oliver moved to Lafayette, CO to be near their son and his family.  Sadie quickly made herself an indispensable part of the local community, creating a vast network of friends. She continued to grow and thrive following the death of her husband in 2009, working with the Lion’s Club, the United Methodist Church, and as a volunteer at Bingo. On the day before her passing, she proudly worked with the Lion’s Club to raise thousands of dollars for local charities.

Sadie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Susan, granddaughter and spouse, Melissa and Val, and grandson and partner, Andrew and Elise. She is also survived by her sister, Dot Thornhill, several nieces and nephews, and many friends in Jackson, Mississippi. She is preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, brothers, Harvey and W.D., and sister, Radie.



Sadie’s family has arranged a viewing at Darrell Howe Mortuary from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, March 16th, with a celebration of life on March 17th at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church in Lafayette. Bright colored clothing is encouraged for both events.


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Sadie was a great role model, a loving caring lady and I was blessed to see her every week. I will miss her. Love you Sadie. God bless.
Sadie was my 'other' mother, as i'm sure she was to many. A beautiful, kind and generous soul. We will miss her smile and everything about her greatly. May God comfort those she leaves behind.
Sadie was such a precious, sweet lady and will be missed. She and her sisters Radie and Dot were my Mother's (Lorene Burt Boyette) cousins, but were close like sisters and had such good times together; as did I. I will remember them always in my heart with much love and laughter! God's blessings on the family. Marilyn Boyette Taylor